Pumpkin Patch

We pass the Pumpkin Patch every time we go to church, so we've been talking about it for a while.  This week seemed the best week to make our yearly trek out there.  We were planning on meeting Randall on Monday, but something came up.  I couldn't disappoint Isaac who had been looking forward to it for so long, so I took the boys to the church across the street which had a small pumpkin "patch."  All of the proceeds went to the church and their missions so I was happy to support them.  So Tuesday we met Randall and went to Rombach's like we had planned.  Since we had already purchased our pumpkins, we used the opportunity to take pictures.  Asher didn't want to do anything but play in the sand and rocks.  We couldn't force him to take a ride in the cart, play on the old fire engine or even slide…  He screamed in all of the typically cute pumpkin patch pictures… But here's what we did get:Pumpkins-2008 Em and Iz pumpkin

The Cousins

Isaac and Asher don't have any cousins on the Kirkland side and their cousins on the Littleton side are old (18 and up).  Luckily, however, Isaac and Asher's cousins have their own kids around my boys age.

  Gibson is 6.


Haven is 4.


Elam is 2.


Hannah is 2.


Benjamin is 5 days younger than Asher (1.5).


And baby Beau is only 4 days old.


Isaac and Asher are having the time of their lives with their cousins.  I wish we could see them more often!

On another note, the tumbling weeds here in OKC are incredible!  Check out these pictures.


The weeds were blowing all around the house and blocking us in.  Every time we'd open a door they'd blow in the house.  We had fun playing in them until Isaac got one in his eye…

50 points to anyone who can name the plant.

Grandpa Bill

We are all very sad that Grandpa Bill passed away today.  We’re sad that we won’t get to enjoy him anymore.  We’re sad that our boys may not have lasting memories of him.  Bill has left a great legacy that we will be sure to pass on to our boys.

We did have a great time with Grandpa Bill this week.  Isaac really loves his Grandpa.  In the midst of everything happening so fast this morning to was so hard for Randall and I to wrap our minds around what had happened.  So it was even harder to explain to Isaac why he couldn’t see his Grandpa at the hospital this morning.  He kept asking to see him and Randall and I couldn’t say anything, but hold Isaac tight.  When I finally got my head on straight and started praising God for his perfect timing and that Bill was whole and pain free again, I had a conversation with Isaac that went something like this:

Isaac:  Can I see Grandpa now?

Emily:  No, baby, we can’t see Grandpa anymore.  He went to be with Jesus in Heaven.

Isaac:  Will Jesus make him feel better?

Emily:  Yes, baby, Grandpa’s all better now but he’s going to stay with Jesus and we won’t see him anymore.

Isaac (Jumping up and down and yelling in the hospital courtyard):  Yay! Grandpa’s all better!  Yay, Jesus!

Later on tonight…

Isaac:  Mom, can we see Jesus?

Emily:  No, we can’t.

Isaac:  Why not?

Emily:  Well, Jesus is always with us, but he’s like the wind and air.  We can feel the wind and smell it but we can’t see it. 

Isaac: Can Grandpa see Jesus now?

Emily:  Yes, he can!

Isaac:  Can Grandpa see the wind now?

Emily:  I don’t know.  Maybe…

Who knows the wonders that Bill is enjoying right now that is beyond our minds and understanding of this world but thank God for Bill’s life, and faith, and the fact that he’s experiencing heaven with Jesus right now!